Shostakovich, Michelangelo & The Artistic Conscience
In the hit series Sight & Sound at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now explore the parallels between music and art. Enjoy our 2018 performance of Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo” with baritone Tyler Duncan, which was livestreamed on Facebook.
Conductor and music historian Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now (TŌN) explore Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti” and works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer.” Recorded live at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 11, 2018.
Tyler Duncan baritone
1:57 Remarks by Carmen C. Bambach, curator of the exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer”
3:51 Discussion & Excerpts with Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now
37:43 Review of artworks from the exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer”
46:05 Performance of Shostakovich’s “Suite on Verses by Michelangelo Buonarroti”
1:06:04 To the Exile
1:27:17 Q&A with the Audience
Born: 9/25/1906 in St. Petersburg
Died: 8/9/1975 at age 68 in Moscow
Written: 1974, at age 67
Premiered: 10/12/1975 at the Moscow Conservatory Bolshoi Hall in Moscow; USSR Radio and Television Orchestra; Maxim Shostakovich, conductor